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Course Information
Course Name Fluid Mechanics
Course Number 0905241
Perquisites Chemical Engineering Principles, 0905241
Credit Hours 3
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Course Description
Course Objectives This course is an introduction to fluid mechanics, and emphasizes
fundamental concepts and problem-solving techniques.
Text Books 1. Yunus A. Cengel, John M. Cimbala, Fluid Mechanics:
Fundamentals and Applications, McGraw Hill Higher Education,
edition SI unit, 2006
References 1. Clayton T. Crowe, Donald F. Elger, John A. Roberson, Engineering
Fluid Mechanics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. USA; 8
edition, 2005
2. Munson, Young, Okiishi, Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 5th
Edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2006.
3. Robert L. Street, Gray Z. Watters, John K. Vennard, Elementary
Fluid Mechanics, 7th edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. USA, 1996.

Course Assessment
Participation, Assignments and Quizzes 10.0%
Short exam 10.0%
Midterm 30.0%
Final Exam 50.0%

Course Contents
Topic Text book Ref. 1

1. Introduction to fluid mechanics

Chapter 1

Chapter 1

2. Physical properties and type of fluids

Chapter 2

Chapter 2

3. Fluid Statics: Basic hydrostatic
equation, Buoyancy and manometers

Chapter 3

Chapter 3 and Chapter 4

4. Bernoulis equation

Chapter 5

Chapter 4

5. Fluid flow measurements

Chapter 5

Chapter 13

6. Fluid friction in steady flow: internal
and external flows

Chapter 8

Chapter 9, Chapter 10 and
Chapter 11

7. Macroscopic momentum balances

Chapter 6

Chapter 6

8. Dimensional analysis Chapter 7 Chapter 8

9. Open channel flow

Chapter 13

Chapter 15

10. Pumping of fluid and pump selection

Chapter 8

Chapter 14

11. Fluid mixing

Extra note

Student who attend this course MUST be familiar with
Basic mathematics: Integration and differentiation
Units and dimensions (Dimensional Homogeneity, SI and English unit) and unity
conversion ratios.
Basic physical definitions and concepts
Estimation, calculation and investigation of the different physical and chemical properties
such as viscosity, density, vapor pressure. Etc.
Mass and energy conservation laws (Material and Energy Balance)
Equation of stats (ideal gas lawetc)

Expected Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Determine pressures and forces on submerged bodies
2. Analyze flow rates, velocities, energy losses, and momentum fluxes for fluid systems
3. Describe fluid flow phenomena
4. Analyze, design, and evaluate pumping systems and pipeline components


I. Attendance:
Attendance of classes is obligatory. Absence must be verified according to the universitys
regulation, please take it serious.
II. Quizzes and homework
All students are required to finish their homework assignments, and submit them on time. Late
homework will not be accepted under any circumstances. Popup quizzes will be given without any
prior notice. You need to come prepared to class. A hand calculator is recommended to be
available in every class. In addition to the final exam, there will be one midterm exam. These
exams will be challenging and comprehensive during the class
IV. Conduct in classroom:
While in the class room, all cell phones, Laptops need to be turned off.